Bounded by Flushing Avenue, Broadway, the Cemetery of the Evergreens and the Queens border, Bushwick has seen its ups and downs over the years. Originally a thriving industrial hub, known for its breweries, Bushwick experienced a prolonged downturn in the 1970s and 80s, as industry fled Brooklyn. In recent years, as gentrification from Williamsburg has pushed further east, Bushwick has experienced a surge in popularity, driven largely by young artists and professionals. There are numerous art studios and galleries throughout Bushwick, as well as boutiques, bars, clubs and restaurants. While prices remain attractive relative to its more expensive neighborhoods to the west, Bushwick’s diverse housing stock of converted warehouse lofts, brownstones, limestones and multi-families are rising in value.
In 2019, the New York City Department of City Planning released a rezoning plan for Bushwick, which covers 300 city blocks and allows for high-density development on Broadway, Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues.
What We Love
Roberta’s, the seafood at Seawolf, the amazing murals/graffiti art lining the sides of buildings throughout the neighborhood